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Clitheroe Castle

Clitheroe Castle Castle Hill, Clitheroe BB7 1BA, England
+44 1200 424568
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Nice enough

We visited on a damp and dreary day unfortunately and couldn't get the nice photos we'd like to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Doug D
via mobile
Cracking museum is one not to miss!

Great view over the town from the castle walls, and a museum full of variety and interest for... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
billhodge2016
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Lazonby, United Kingdom
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The museum stands high on Castle Hill, in the shadow of the Castle Keep, an image which has dominated Clitheroe's skyline for over 800 years. The historic landmark of Clitheroe, in the heart of the Ribble Valley offers a day of exploration for all the family. Our intriguing galleries will take you on a journey through 350 million years of history, heritage and geology of the local area. We have lots of activities for children in the museum - a competition hunt, dressing-up costumes, explorer back-packs (with hat and magnifying glass), craft activities and various interactive displays. Come and enjoy a fun-filled day of exploration and learning.
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Clitheroe Castle Castle Hill, Clitheroe BB7 1BA, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited on a damp and dreary day unfortunately and couldn't get the nice photos we'd like to. Nice walk with the dog although the locals don't seem to clean up after their dogs so much. 😣. I could imagine a nice day would've been...More

Thank Doug D
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great view over the town from the castle walls, and a museum full of variety and interest for everyone. Not overpriced and staff very friendly and welcoming. The museum is well laid out on two floors, just follow the green arrows as Harry will tell...More

Thank billhodge2016
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great views of Clitheroe and the surrounding area, all panoramic as well which is amazing. It's not huge so you won't be there long unless you go to the museum and cafe. But the town centre is right next to it. Probably wouldn't advise Sundays...More

Thank Dean D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A fantastic castle and museum. The museum has all you want to know and a lots more besides. Not at all expensive and the cafe is great too.

Thank Gruntmonster
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Clitheroe castle is one of our favourite places in summer. We often have a walk upto the castle and have a little walk along the walls. It isn't the biggest castle that you can visit but it is a nice walk. The grounds hold a...More

Thank Damian E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked up to the castle and visited the cafe. We sat outside in the sunshine enjoying coffee. The views are splendid over the town. Well worth a visit.

Thank L90MAW
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for posting a review. As you say, there are wonderful views of Pendle Hill and the Ribble Valley from the castle keep. Did you find time to visit the museum?

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were quite disappointed with the museum, very little local information yet Clitheroe is steeped in amazing history. We visited in the hope to find out more but was faced with information we would expect to find in a national museum rather than a local...More

Thank PB8411
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We go quite often in the evening it's such a lovely walk. We take our dog also. Beautiful little place. We like to get a chippy and sit in front of the castle

Thank Lrts-xo
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We're glad that you enjoy your evening visits to the castle grounds and gardens. We also have a museum, a café and an exhibition space on site.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a real gem in need of tlc. Lovely scenery and walks around the castle and gardens. Sadly like many public gardens cutbacks are showing, wood chip to cut back on weeding does not really compete well with shrubs and beautiful annuals .Also I guess "teenage...More

Thank gw1649
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for posting a review. I will pass on your concerns about the general upkeep of the gardens.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really lovely keep, stunning views over the valley and easy to get to. The only fly in the ointment was one of the staff in the cafe; more interested in social media on their mobile than serving customers and when they did serve they were...More

Thank Robert P
LMuseums, Site Supervisor at Clitheroe Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We are sorry that you were unhappy with your visit to the Atrium café and we will pass on your comments to the café manager.

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